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Chris Heuertz was introduced to the Enneagram by a friend in India and it radically changed his life – leading to a shocking and difficult awakening, a “severe mercy,” but one that led him on a journey of self-discovery and in-depth study of the Enneagram system and process of spiritual transformation.  The wisdom of this journey is collected in his recent book, The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.  This episode of Contemplate This! breaks open a deeper understanding of the Enneagram, which Chris approaches more as a process for understanding our energies and our path to God, rather than a psycho-spiritual personality typology.  For those listeners not familiar with the Enneagram, I have compiled some introductory resources below, and the bonus track, “Introducing the Enneagram with Chris Heuertz” also provides a short (less than 10 min.) to the Enneagram and the nine points.
Chris has spent his life bearing witness to the possibility of hope among a world that has legitimate reasons to question God’s goodness.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chris studied at Asbury University in Kentucky before moving to India where he was mentored by Mother Teresa for three years. While living in India, he helped launch South Asia’s first pediatric AIDS care home – creating a safe haven for children impacted by the global pandemic.
A forerunner in the New Friar movement, Chris and his wife Phileena served with the Word Made Flesh community for nearly 20 years, working for women and children victimized by human traffickers in the commercial sex industry. This has taken Chris to over 70 countries working among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor.
In 2012 Phileena and Chris launched Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism.
Named one of Outreach magazine’s “30 Emerging Influencers Reshaping Leadership,” Chris is a curator of unlikely friendships, an instigator for good, a champion of collaboration, and a witness to hope, Chris fights for a renewal of contemplative activism.
More information about Chris and Gravity Center: https://gravitycenter.com/chris/

More information about Chris’s book, The Sacred Enneagram, and his workshops:  www.sacredenneagram.org


The Enneagram Symbol

The Ancient Enneagram Symbol


The Enneagram Institute also has excellent resources for learning more about how to work with the Enneagram. 

If you’re interested in a validated test to help discover your typology’s core energies, the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) is the one I have used personally, and comes recommended by Chris as well.


The Enneagram with the Nine Typologies

The Enneagram with the Nine Typologies from Riso-Hudson

Finally, a good introductory book on the Enneagram system and the Nine Types, the one I have used myself for years, and we have assigned to students for spiritual formation, is The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

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